Links to TamingTheSaxophone.com
17th August 2010, 11:57 AM
New posts and email notifications
This link in the navigation bar shows any threads with unread posts. If you click on the latest post icon you are directed to the first unread post in that thread.
Once you have read the posts, the thread will no longer show up in the list if you click on New Posts again.
However if you want to see new posts that have already been read you can click on:
This link is available under Quick Links in the navigation bar. It shows all treads with posts made in the last 24 hours.
Subscribing to a thread
By default, you are automatically subscribed to any thread you start or post in. This means you will get email notifications of any new posts in that thread. This option can be disabled in your User CP> Edit Options under "Default Thread Subscription Mode". If you are not getting these notifications, check that this setting is enabled. You can choose instant notification, daily or weekly.
You also can manually subscribe to any thread using the Thread Tools menu at the top of each thread.
Subscribing to a Forum
You can subscribe to a whole forum category using the Forum Tools menu at the top of each forum category. You will then get daily notifications of new posts/threads in that forum.
If you click on the RSS icon in the RH side of the address bar at the top of your browser, or next to a forum section, you can get various notification options depending on which browser you have.
Example in Safari:
- Click on the RSS icon
- Under the Actions menu click on "Subscribe in Mail"
You will then get email notifications of all new threads as they are posted.
Example in Firefox
- Click on RSS icon
- Choose location in Bookmarks for list of new threads
Apart from getting RSS feeds in your email program, there are various dedicated RSS readers or "aggregators", with various useful features..
A list of recommended ones here:
Also worth trying is Mozilla Thunderbird, and the very elegant Shrook (for mac users)
In order to subscribe using a reader, you need to paste in the URL of the feed into the reader's settings. To find this URL, click on the RSS icon (as above) and you will get the URL in the address bar at the top of your browser.
So in this case instead of http://cafesaxophone.com/ you will see something like
- For some readers replace feed:// with http:// (don't ask me why)
- If you want RSS notification of new posts (not just new threads) add &lastpost=1 to the RSS URL
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